KPRC Houston Local 2: a health monitor that can read your pets vital signs.

PetPace

Consumer Expert Amy Davis talks about PetPace onHouston’s KPRC Local 2 and Click2Houston -

Consumer Expert Amy Davis talks about PetPace's pet activity monitoring collar on click2houston

Consumer Expert Amy Davis talks about PetPace’s pet activity monitoring collar on click2houston

June 24, 2014: It looks like a regular collar but it’s not. It’s called Pet Pace and is really a health monitor that can read your pets vital signs. Amy Davis reports.

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“THERE’S A NEW WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PET’S HEALTH EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT HOME. IT’S AN INSTANT CONNECTION FROM YOUR DOG DIRECTLY TO YOUR VETERINARIAN.

LOCAL 2 CONSUMER EXPERT AMY DAVIS CHECKS IT OUT TO SEE IF IT’S WORTH YOUR MONEY AND PEACE OF MIND.

Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE A REGULAR COLLAR. BUT THE PET PACE COLLAR IS REALLY A HEALTH MONITOR THAT CAN READ YOUR PET’S VITAL SIGNS,. WE KNOW WHAT THE DOG IS EATING OR DRINKING, WE KNOW IT’S SITTING, STANDING, LYING ON ITS RIGHT SIDE OR LEFT SIDE. IF ANY CONDITION IS DEVELOPING, IT WILL SPEND AN A — SPEND AN ALERT TO THE OWNER IN REAL TIME. IT ALSO INFORMS THE VETERINARIAN.

Reporter: WE TRIED THE PET COLLAR ON MILLE WHO’S PLAYFUL WITH LOTS OF ENERGY. YOU PUT THE COLLAR ON YOUR PET’S NECK. IT READS THEIR RIGHTAN SIGNS AND SEND THAT IS INFORMATION TO THE BASE UNIT THAT’S LINKED TO THE INTERNET. THAT INFORMATION COMPARES YOUR PET’S DATA AGAINST NORMS FOR ITS BREED. HERE YOU CAN SEE LILY’S TEMPERATURE, PULSE RATE AND RESPIRATION. IF THERE’S A PROBLEM, THE PET PACE SENDS AN ALERT TO YOUR PHONE. IF WE NOTICE SOMETHING IS WRONG, USUALLY THE DISEASE IS ALREADY IN ADVANCED STAGE.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE DOCTOR, ROUGHLY 30% OF OUR PETS SUFFER FROM WHAT COULD BE A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION WITHOUT THE OWNERS EVER BEING AWARE. JOHN KIDD ISN’T QUITE SOLD ON IT FOR HIS DOG ELLIE. I SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON MY VET FOR MY ANIMALS, AND IF I EVER HAVE AN EMERGENCY OF ANY KIND, DOG IS ACTING FUNNY, I CAN TAKE IT RIGHT IN. I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT COMPLETELY. MAYBE IF I DID I’D CHANGE MY MIND.

Reporter: BUT LILY’S MOM SAW THE BENEFITS AFTER GOING FOR A RUN. WHEN WE GOT HOME, WE WERE HOT. SHE WAS HOT. SHE PLODE DOWN AND I — PLODE DOWN. AND I WAS LIKE, I MIGHT HAVE DONE TOO MUCH. I LOOKED AT HER STATISTICS AND HER BODY TEMPERATURE WAS NORMAL AND I FELT AT EASE. THAT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA. I UNDERSTAND WHERE IT WOULD HELP.

Reporter: KNOWING QUICKLY IF YOUR DOG HAS A PROBLEM CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. SOMETIMES EVEN HALF AN HOUR OR AN HOUR DETECTION CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE IN SAVING THEIR LIVES.

Reporter: NICOLE SAYS KNOWING LILY IS HEALTHY GIVES HER PEACE OF MIND. YOU HONESTLY DON’T KNOW UNTIL YOU TAKE HER TO THE VET EVERY YEAR.

Reporter: THE COLLAR DOES NOT DIAGNOSE FOR REPLACE SEEING YOUR VETERINARIAN. BUT IT IS SOPHISTICATED ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR PET.

WE’VE PUT A LINK TO PET PACE ON THE FRONT PAGE AT CLICK2HOUSTON.COM.”